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ERIC Number: ED055218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 243
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Attitudes of Slum Dwellers and Suburbanites Toward Blue-Collar Occupations and Vocational Education.
Gilliland, Hugh Ronald
The study sought to: (1) ascertain the attitudes of educators, students, and parents in slum, suburban, and cross-sectional areas, toward blue-collar occupations and vocational education, (2) identify significant differences between attitudes of groups with union and non-union backgrounds, and (3) identify any existing relationship between general intelligence and attitudes toward vocational education. A review of literature, an adaptation of Mortimers' attitude scale, and Psychological Services records were used to obtain data. It was found that educators had the most favorable attitudes, parents slightly less, and students the least favorable attitudes. The cross-sectional parents and students had the most favorable attitudes while academic teachers and administrators had slightly less favorable attitudes than did practical arts teachers. Union respondents had more favorable attitudes than non-union respondents, and it appeared that people with higher general intelligence tended to have more favorable attitudes than those with lower intelligence. (Author/GEB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Missouri University